By Donna Hollenberg

ISBN-10: 0520272463

ISBN-13: 9780520272460

this primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to lifestyles one of many significant voices of the second one half the 20th century, while American poetry used to be a strong impression all over the world. Drawing on exhaustive archival examine and interviews with seventy five associates of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s whole opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the total complexity of Levertov as either girl and artist, and the dynamic international she inhabited. She charts Levertov’s youth in England because the daughter of a Russian Hasidic father and a Welsh mom, her adventure as a nurse in London in the course of WWII, her marriage to an American after the battle, and her circulation to ny urban the place she turned a tremendous determine within the American poetry scene. the writer chronicles Levertov’s position as a passionate social activist in risky occasions and her value as a instructor of writing. eventually, Hollenberg indicates how the non secular measurement of Levertov’s poetry deepened towards the tip of her lifestyles, in order that her ultimate volumes hyperlink lyric conception with political and non secular commitment.

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This primary full-length biography of Anglo- American poet and activist Denise Levertov (1923-1997) brings to lifestyles one of many significant voices of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century, whilst American poetry was once a robust impact around the globe. Drawing on exhaustive archival study and interviews with seventy five acquaintances of Levertov, in addition to on Levertov’s complete opus, Donna Krolik Hollenberg’s authoritative biography captures the total complexity of Levertov as either girl and artist, and the dynamic international she inhabited.

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